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Starring Dick Christie, Marla Pennington
Season 1 (Syndicated) (1985-86)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: John King
references:
TV Guide /   Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)


  
############### Small Wonder ###############
############## season 1 1985-86 ##############
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24 episodes  - Syndicated  - Listed in Production No. Order
Air dates are from the broadcast run on (WFLD)

Prod. no. 101 : The Siblings (pilot episode)
Executive producer: Howard Leeds
directed by John Bowab
written by Howard Leeds
DPUB: 27Aug85 Aired 7 Sept 85
Ted a computer engineer brings home his latest creation: Vicki a robot shaped
Like a ten-year old girl, who must be passed off as a real girl.

Prod. no. 102, The Neighbors
produced by Budd Grossman
directed by Peter Baldwin
Written by Ed Jurist
DPUB: 9Sep85 Aired 14 Sept 85
The Brindles invite themselves over to the Lawson's for dinner and
Harriet discovers Vicki whom Ted has hidden away. Vicki develops
a crush on Harriet's toy robot.

Prod. no. 103, The Sitter
produced by Budd Grossman
directed by Peter Baldwin
Written by Warren Murray
DPUB: 19Sep85 Aired 21 Sept 85
Ted is amazed at how well Vicki is able to follow her programming when
he programs her to baby sit Jamie and how Jamie was able to modify the
programming to obtain more freedom.

Prod. no. 104, The Suitor
produced by Budd Grossman
directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Written by Howard Meyers
DPUB: 28Sep85 Aired 28 Sept 85
Jamie programs Vicki to be mean to the school nerd who has been displaying
romantic intentions towards her. (Daryl T. Bartley)

Prod. no. 105, Sibling Rivalry -aka- The Siblings
produced by Budd Grossman
directed by Linda Day
Written by Ann L. Gibbs & Joel Kimmel
DPUB: 27Sep85 Aired 5 Oct 85
Feeling that Vicki has been receiving all his parents' attention. Jamie
decides to run away from home - to the tree house in the back yard.

Prod. no. 106, Spielberg, Jr.
produced by Budd Grossman
directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Written by Jerry Winnick
DPUB: 3Oct85 Aired 12 Oct 85
Jamie faces the lost of his best friend when he take dictator like control
of an epic science fiction video production being done as a class project.

Prod. no. 107, The Lie
produced by Budd Grossman
directed by Linda Day
Written by Budd Grossman
DPUB: 10Oct85 Aired 19 Oct 85
Figuring that he will not be believed for telling the truth, Jamie tells his
parents that he broke a teapot which Harriet's cousin broke. ( David Glasser)

Prod. no. 108, The Bully
produced by Budd Grossman
directed by John Bowab
Written by Jurgen Wolff
DPUB: 23Oct85 Aired 26 Oct 85
Vicki saves the day and is elected club president when a bully tries to take over
an exclusive boy's club Jamie and his friends have formed. (Bobby Jacoby)

Prod. no. 109, Slightly Dishonorable
produced by Budd Grossman
directed by Peter Baldwin
Written by Sy Gomberg
DPUB: 15Oct85 Aired 2 Nov 85
When Ted promises to take Jamie to a football game if he does well at school.
Jamie programs Vicki to do his homework, causing his teacher to become curious
when he suddenly excels in his studies. ( Madlyn Cain)

Prod. no. 110, The Adoption
produced by Budd Grossman
directed by John Bowab
Written by Adrienne Armstrong & Mitzi McCall.
DPUB: 1Nov85 Aired 9 Nov 85
An official from Children's Services informs the Lawson's that Vicki
must be legally adopted in order to stay with them, which may cause
some problems since adoption requires a physical exam.( Kelly Britt)

Prod. no. 111, Child Genius
produced by Budd Grossman
directed by Peter Baldwin
Written by John Boni
DPUB: 7Nov85 Aired 16 Nov 85
A private tutor comes to the conclusion that Vicki is a genius, until Ted
programs her to forget, causing the tutor to conclude she has a learning
disorder. ( Elliott Reid)

Prod. no. 112, Ted's New Boss
produced by Budd Grossman
directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Written by Lan O'Kun
DPUB: 19Nov85 Aired 23 Nov 85
Brandon takes advantage of his new position of being Ted's boss when a fire
strikes his house and he moves his family in with the Lawson's while repairs
are being made.

Prod. no. 113, Brainwashed
produced by Budd Grossman
directed by Selig Frank
Written by Warren Murray
DPUB: 13Nov85 Aired 30 Nov 85
Harriet teaches Vicki how to become more like her and throw tantrums to
Manipulate her parents, forcing Ted to dissemble and reprogramme her and
causing questions to be raised about her whereabouts.

Prod. no. 114, The Burrito Story
producer, Bruce Taylor
directed by Peter Baldwin
Written by Howard Albrecht & Sol Weinstein.
DPUB: 27Dec85 Aired 4 Jan 86
Jamie goes into the restaurant business by selling the excess burritos made
by Vicki who had been programmed to make dinner when Joan takes a
full time job.

Prod. no. 115, The Camping Trip
producer, Bruce Taylor
directed by Peter Baldwin
Written by Jurgen Wolff
DPUB: 3Jan86 Aired 11 Jan 86
Reggie's father is unable to take Reggie and Jamie on a camping trip
so Ted and Joan volunteer to take them, not knowing the boys did not
really want to go and were only doing so to please Reggie's father

Prod. no. 116, Love Story
producer, Bruce Taylor
directed by Leslie Martinson
Written by Howard Meyers
DPUB: 10Jan86 Aired 18 Jan 86
Jamie manages to screw up in all his attempts to impress the new a girl
at school who he has a crush on.

Prod. no. 117, Substitute Father
producer, Bruce Taylor
directed by Bob Claver
written by John Boni
DREG: 25Oct85 Aired 25 Jan 86
Brandon plays Jamie's substitute dad when Ted schedules a golf game at the
Same time he was supposed to take Jamie to the school picnic.

Prod. no. 118, The Robot- nappers
producer, Bruce Taylor
directed by Selig Frank
written by Aubrey Tadman & Garry Ferrier
DREG: 25Oct85 Aired 1 Feb 86
The brass at a rival Japanese computer company learn of Vicki's existence
and set out to kidnap her in order to see what makes her tick. ( Bill Cort,
Bennett Ohta)

Prod. no. 119, The Real Facts of Life
producer, Bruce Taylor
directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Written by <unknown>
DREG: 25Oct85 Aired 10 May 86
Jamie comes to believe that Ted must be taught about the birds and the bees
When he hears Vicki's version which Ted had programmed into her.

Prod. no. 120, The Company Takeover
producer, Bruce Taylor
directed by Peter Baldwin
written by John Boni
DREG: 25Oct85 Aired 15 Feb 86
When Ted gets fired due to a corporate takeover, Jamie and Vicki get jobs as
Car washers with a used car dealer to bring in some cash. ( Danny Wells)

Prod. no. 121, Like Father, Like Son
producer, Bruce Taylor
directed by Bob Claver
written by Howard Meyers
DREG: 25Oct85 Aired 8 Feb 86
Jamie finds it is hard to follow in his father's footsteps by becoming a star football
Player when he is cut from the team. ( Brad Blaisdell)

Prod. no. 122, Show Biz
producer, Bruce Taylor
directed by Peter Baldwin
written by Aubrey Tadman & Gerry Ferrier
DREG: 25Oct85 Aired 3 May 86
A traveling actor becomes convinced that Vicki is his long lost daughter and makes plans
for her to join his act and come with him his travels. ( Ken Berry, Sidney Miller)

Prod. no. 123, Good Ol' Lou
producer, Bruce Taylor
directed by Peter Baldwin
written by Sol Weinstein & Howard Albrecht
DREG: 25Oct85 Aired 22 Feb 86
Ted becomes a hypochondriac when a healthy co-worker dies from a heat attack with no warning.

Prod. no. 124, The Grandparents
producer, Bruce Taylor
directed by Seliz Frank
written by Dick Christie, Tom Amundsen & David Ruprecht
DREG: 25Oct85 Aired 17 May 86
Ted's parents pay a visit and are shocked to learn the truth about their new
adopted granddaughter. ( Peggy Converse, Jack Manning)

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